Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Rise and Stand Upon Thy Feet...

President Gordon B. Hinckley said:

"I am one who believes that we should earnestly and sincerely and positively express our convictions to those given the heavy responsibility of making and enforcing our laws. The sad fact is that the minority who call for greater liberalization ... make their voices heard until those in our legislatures may come to believe that what they say represents the will of the majority. We are not likely to get that which we do not speak up for."
"Let our voices be heard. I hope they will not be shrill voices, but I hope we shall speak with such conviction that those to whom we speak shall know of the strength of our feeling and the sincerity of our effort. Remarkable consequences often flow from a well-written letter and a postage stamp. Remarkable results come of quiet conversation with those who carry heavy responsibilities."
"Declared the Lord to this people: 'Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great.' "
“ 'Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind” (D&C 64:33–34).' "
"The Apostle Paul, in his defense before Agrippa, gave an account of his miraculous conversion while on the way to Damascus, declaring that the voice of the Lord commanded him to 'rise, and stand upon thy feet' ” (Acts 26:16).
"I think the Lord would say to us, 'Rise, and stand upon thy feet, and speak up for truth...' "
September Ensign 2004 "A Message From the First Presidency."

Man--I miss him! What a great man! He certainly practiced what he preached. Did we listen?

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